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Jul 26, 2013 8:00am PDT
for leaking documents to a news agency, which could set a precedent. defense attorneys are set to make their closing remarks today. the senate appropriations committee has voted to sanction any country that aids nsa whistleblower edward snowden. the panel mass the measure by unanimous consent. it calls on the state department to work with congress to level sanctions against any extradition. he is holed up in russia where he is reportedly been granted asylum. the oil giant halliburton has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence following the 2010 oil spill in the gulf of mexico. under the plea deal, heliborne will pay the maximum fine and remain on probation for three years. federal prosecutors have saciled charges against capital for alleged securities fraud and wire fraud. hundreds of millions of dollars in profits were down for the firm and its owner stephen cohen for more than a decade. preet bharara, the u.s. attorney for the southern district of new york said that the scheme is unprecedented in size for a hedge fund. >> when so many people from a single hedge fund have engag
CSPAN
Jul 23, 2013 8:00pm EDT
purpose. we take our department of defense and we hold them to a very tight account. we don't let them spend money without a contract, without reviews by the inspector general, reviews by our committee. but here's $2.6 billion unspecified. oh, mr. car decide, use it wisely. -- cars eyed, use it wisely. >> i reserve the remaining time. >> claim time in opposition. mr. womack: afghan national forces includes the national afghan army and police and been one of the united states' top priorities since operations began in afghanistan in 2001. the purpose of the afghan national force development program is to grow the capacity and capability of the afghan national security force in line with international agreements. this year's request totals $7.7 billion. the request is in the categories of defense forces, interior forces and detainee operations. included within the categories is sustainment to conduct day-to-day operations totaling $5 billion and enablelers that my friend refers to and says that if i heard him correctly that we don't know what these enablers are. we doe no what they are. a
CSPAN
Jul 24, 2013 1:00pm EDT
. the clerk: a bill making appropriations for the department of defense for the fiscal year ending september 30, 2014, and for other purposes. the chair: when the committee of the whole rose on tuesday, july 23, 2013, amendment number 66 printed in house report 113- 170 offered by the gentlewoman from hawaii, ms. hanabusa, had been disposed of. pursuant to clause 6 of rule 12, proceedings will now resume on amendments printed in house report 113-170 on which further proceedings were postponed in the following order. amendment number 48 by mr. jones of north carolina. amendment number 51 by mr. lamalfa of california. amendment number 55 by mr. mulvaney of south carolina. amendment number 60 by mr. stockton of texas. amendment number 62 by mrs. walorski of indiana. amendment number 65 by ms. bonamici of oregon. the chair will reduce to two minutes the time for each electronic vote in this series. the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on amendment number 48 printed in house report 113-170 offered by mr. the gentleman from north carolina, mr. jones, on which further proceedi
CSPAN
Jul 29, 2013 10:00am EDT
is about $100 million of cuts split between defense and domestic spending. so what you're going to see in september is a real fight over that. democrats have already in the budget they presented said we don't respect those caps because we are going to have a grand bargain in september. republicans said we already have a grand bargain, and those are going to run on. that will be enough to make it difficult. then the libertarian wing of the republican party all have items. one, and the senate, we will not pass the spending bills unless obamacare is defunded, and either done or defunded. you will see a 20-week abortion limit. it is a congress that has not function well or some would say even at all. but my only sense is that republicans are reading loud and clear -- if they should on the government again, it is going to be something like what happened to newt gingrich in 1995. republicans have newly taken over the house, they provoked a crisis with president clinton, the government shutdown, twice actually. in the end, republicans were blamed, and it clobbered them in the next election. r
FOX News
Jul 24, 2013 8:00am PDT
killer but also a pedophile. the former prosecutor, criminal defense attorney and some real characters that we're all being introduced to in this trial. dan, you first. i'm wondering about the testimony from the so-called rifleman. how damaging is that do you think to the defense? >> in terms of the actual charges that whitey bulger is facing, it's not that damaging. murder charges are going to be proved. there's overwhelming evidence. however, this case is unusual. it seems like the defense is more focused on stopping the prosecution from proving things that ruin his reputation like he's a rat or kills women or he's a pedophile and in that sense, that means a lot to the defense. in terms of whether he'll be convicted of murder, it probably won't make a difference. rick: what do you think of that point, the defense strategy here? could this be some kind of a preventative strategy before this guy goes to prison? >> definitely. i think they've had the conversation and bulger has told his attorneys, look. i'm going down. i know i'm going to prison but i at least need to be protected. i ca
CSPAN
Jul 29, 2013 5:00pm EDT
two, and you are the one in charge. i worry, as a follower of defense policy, that in the circles -- with the people whom you speak, and whom i speak, there is often not enough awareness about the fact that this but the decision is the result of the budget drawdown that preceded sequestration. some of that includes the budget control act. all of these services are busy observing the first cuts under the bca and additional reductions that started in 2010. it has been on a downward trend since then. this is the fourth year of defense budget cuts and reductions, three of which predate sequestration. this is a significant change for the army. if sequestered continues into next year, 80,000 may look like an overwhelming number, and that could be that there is more. what is the impact on troops and their families, what are you thinking about as you implement this? >> you are right, these initial cuts are the $487 million budget reductions we agreed to prior to sequestration. the initial cuts were due because we have increased the size and the army because of our presence in iraq and afg
CSPAN
Jul 30, 2013 12:00pm EDT
of defense procures weapons systems, a system that is to a large degree broken, unfortunately. it is now even more important with defense funding likely to be restrained to reduce funding in the coming years, our legislators overseeing major defense acquisition programs to make sure they're efficient and effectsive is as important today as it's ever been. indeed, even more so. a recently released government accountability office, g.a.o., report that is highly critical of the navy's literal combat ship program brings me to the floor today. on that program, the navy plans to spend over $40 billion to buy a total of 52 sea frames and 64 so-called plug-and-play mission modules. these are modules that would be moved on and off depending on the mission that the literal combat ship is engaged in. the combined capability of those modules with the sea frames is supposed to give thee ships their intended lethality. until recently, my main concern with this program has been the unbridled growth to the cost to build the sea frames of the lead ship. the lead ship called the freedom, the steel-hulled versi
LINKTV
Jul 28, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. >> the national defense council issued a strongly worded statement directing that those rallying against military rule, urging them to reject violence and so-called terrorism, to stop any incitement against the state, and saying that any violation of the law would be acted upon. another example of the increasingly strong rhetoric that we are hearing from the military establishment. at the the european union foreign-policy chief has arrived in cairo. she will be meeting with the interim government, including the resident and the interim defense minister. she will be meeting with the freedom and justice party. that is the clinical wing of the muslim brotherhood group. she will be looking for some kind of transitional move towards civilian rule in egypt. she would be very concerned over the events over the past week, with more than 70 people being killed in cairo on friday. >> just in the past hour, egypt security forces arrested two leaders. they have been charged with incitement and insulting the judiciary. the party is an offshoot of the muslim brotherhood that was formed in the mid-1990s. egypt'
CNN
Jul 25, 2013 2:00pm PDT
not require intent. and she never addresses self-defense. that was such a focal point in the case, not only for the defense, also for the prosecution. they had the burden to prove beyond a reasonable doubt there was not self-defense. >> lisa, what do you think? >> i think there's no question that george zimmerman shot trayvon martin intention ally. he according to his own statements pulled out the gun and shot the gun intentionally. it's so disturbing to hear a juror speak after the fact that perhaps she should have held out when she had every opportunity in the jury room to voice how she felt and stand her ground and ultimately she chose not to. >> she's chose not to. mash, go ahead. when you heard this woman explain her rational, what did you think? >> the parties that i'm extracting from it i want to compliment about. trials are not moral try b-- tribunals in the united states. it happens every day in american jurisprudence. people may be everything from child molesters to murderers and robbers and everything in between but you have to apply the fact, you have to apply the evidence to th
PBS
Jul 26, 2013 8:30pm PDT
run on a policy with dramatically increasing japan's defense spending to counter china's military buildup. against this back drop the united states and vietnam have agreed to establish a constructive partnership on the basis of equality, mutual respect and benefits. the transpacific partnership countries are still working out the tpp trade deal. they are australia, canada, chile, japan, malaysia, mexico, new zealand, peru, singapore, the united states and vietnam. question, is vietnam vital to president obama's asia pivot? pat buchanan? >> well it, is part of it, but the united states' economy is 100 times as large as vietnam. they want our investment capital. they want access to the largest market in the world. we get access to this little teeny one. most important they want the united states to come in and in effect be on their side in the great conflict for the south china sea with the parasol and sprattly islands are both claimed by china and there's a real possibility of a territorial conflict in the south china sea between vietnam and china and they want to draw us into a po
PBS
Jul 30, 2013 11:00pm PDT
in defense of the united states and sworn to do and respect certain things. i think it's very appropriate that the trial was handled in the military court system. >> rose: you seem to have some sympathy-- not sympathy, but you seem to have some understanding-- he's a troubled young man, you said about bradley manning. what do you think about edward snowden? >> i also think this is a troubled young man who kind of embraced an absolute commitment to transparency. he's made some very bad decisions. i don't know that he fully understands how much harm he has done. but, charlie, let me explain why i think these two cases-- manning and snowden-- are so very important. i mean, these two young men are representatives of a generation that the american security services-- c.i.a., n.s.a., and others-- that's generation from which we are now recruiting most of our talent and particularly our cybir talent. now, i understand the folks in that generation have a different-- a different balance point between secrecy and transparency than our generation did, charlie. but this generation has to be shown tha
CNN
Jul 30, 2013 10:00am PDT
or what the defense said. as far as whether private manning is traitor, that should not be band aided back. it has a unique stigma to it. unless someone is going to prosecute him for treason he shouldn't be labeled a traitor. i think the claim he's a whistle blower is off based. he may have had what he considers good intentions but at the end of the day it's not especially to every citizen to decide whether to share the count country's crown jewels with others. >> that raises the question. barbara, i don't know you've done a lot of reporting. 750,000 pages were handed over to wikileakss and a lot of that posted on the internet. a lot of it was classifieied secret. it waunt higher classification. based on everything you've heard, how much real damage to u.s. national security was done as a result of this? >> this has been the debate all along and continues to be the debate in the snowden case. how much damage? people will tell you that bradley manning leaked a lot of information but it was information intelligence at a point in time. something that happened in iraq. something that happened
CSPAN
Jul 24, 2013 1:00am EDT
enrollment fees the house armed services committee, of which i'm a member, and other defense committees have declined to grant the authority for these fee increases. my amendment would do nothing more than ensure that the fund in this fact are not made available to implement any new enrollment fees in the tricare for life program. year after year we hear from the defense department that health care costs of our soldiers and veterans are spiraling out of control and tricare is crippling the d.o.d. with its rising costs yet for the past two dwhreerks pentagon has found a way to reprogram hundreds of millions of dollars from defense health accounts to higher priorities. these reprogramming actions totaled $70 million last career in 2012, and $500 million in the -- in the prior year in 2011. explained that the surplus was due to uncertainty about medical installation and health care use and the impact of continual benefit changes and efficiency initiatives. if there is uncertainty about costs, the assertion cannot be made that added fees are necessary for even our most senior veterans. d.o.d.'s
CSPAN
Jul 27, 2013 11:30pm EDT
in korea. the truman administration believed europe was important. the defense of germany against communism needed to be america's first priority. i think that explains why there i think that explains why there were still people getting called up to be a part of nato forces in europe at a time when we were fighting communists on the ground and in korea. i am not sure of the exact number of troops that i had in different parts of europe at the time. host: why is it referred to as "the forgotten war?" guest: the answer is an interesting one. how did it become a "forgotten war? it is this war that is sandwiched between world war ii and the vietnam war, which has a much more infamous history in and aunited states. it had such an enduring clinical impact and was so traumatizing. you have this great victory in world war ii and is traumatic defeat in vietnam. youi think historians tend to focus on those two wars and pay less attention to korea. another reason korea has become a forgotten war is because it is really hard to talk about what they've the united states won the war or lost the war. it i
FOX Business
Jul 24, 2013 7:00pm EDT
the house of representatives has just passed a defense appropriations bill the legislation includes an amendment to bar it military action in egypt and of course, the war powers act if the president chooses to engage in syria. the $512 million defense spending bill passed 315 / 100 highberger joining us now is the time. great to have you here. so i could say this did it how bad of an idea is it from this president's political standpoint? >> nnouncing the huge speech with the economy is a void of any ideas or principles or policies what the president wants to a variance of was was a speech in illinois and those that will support him no matter what your fox news poll reflects that, he has lost in the middle of the road people but he has also lost a good percentage of his base those that support the president the most, the president's plate game is alive and well and will not play well in 2013 andlou: are ye president chose to do this? that look most peculiar to see a president at the beginning of his second term looking like he was on the campaign trail to talk exactly that way. >> i
CBS
Jul 24, 2013 4:00am PDT
on amendments to a nearly $600 billion defense bill that would block the nsa from gathering phone records of millions of americans. tara mergener is in washington with more on that. good morning, tara. >> good morning, anne-marie. white house press secretary jay carney released a statement late last night saying that while the president is open to a discussion of domestic surveillance tactics, the house amendment stripped the nsa of one of its most important counterterrorism tools. me meanwhile it could also have an impact on how the u.s. gets involved in the conflict in syria. general chief alexander made an emergency visit to capitol hill on tuesday. he asked lawmakers from both parties to oppose an amendment to a defense bill that would stop his agency from collecting phone records from millions of americans. the legislation is one of the first actions by congress against the nsa since former contractor edward snowden leaked details of the agency's domestic spying programs last month. michigan republican congressman justin amosh introduced the amendment and believes it has a good chanc
CSPAN
Jul 26, 2013 2:00pm EDT
history tv, president obama and defense just -- defense secretary chuck hagel. that is also saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. we look at energy consumption here in the united states. host: we are looking at international energy. our guests are frank, -- with the center for strategic and international studies. headlining today's wall street journal is says the u.s. sees a boom in global energy use. the world will use far more of every type of energy. the u.s. energy department said that an energy will drive current consumption. start off by telling us why we are looking at this. host: it is important to the u.s., priorities on a number of fronts. the environment, energy security, our environment and energy consumption is going to grow by 10% after the year 2040. the world's energy consumption will be up more than half over the same time. host: why is this so important to the united states. give us more details about how that the sec -- affects our planning for our energy usage. guest: in d expenditures are one of the highest portion of consumer budgets. consumers are paying relatively hi
CSPAN
Jul 25, 2013 6:00am EDT
veteran's eyewitness account. followed live at 10 as president obama and defense secretary chuck hagel h2b out the korean war memorial to americans who served. american history tv every weekend on c-span3. >> house insurance committee chairman mike rogers warns that cyber espionage is the biggest national security threat america isn't quite ready to handle. his comments came during an event at the international institute for strategic studies. this is the 45 minutes. >> introducing congressman mike rogers. i'm steven simon from the executor after of iiss as the u.s. welcome to the iiss as u.s. can you hear me now? deafening. i'm executive director at iiss as u.s. i'm introducing understand mike r executive director at iiss as u.s. i'm introducing understand mike rogers, and with a great deal of pleasure. congress and rogers was elected to congress in 2000 that he came to congress from an unusual background. defense and law enforcement but he was an army officer and the fbi special agent before coming to the u.s. congress. he now has a very important and pivotal role in the house as chairma
MSNBC
Jul 26, 2013 2:00pm PDT
in a minute. here's my general question. should the united states be primarily concerned with its own defense? do we have to be careful we don't get invaded and two days later say somebody says if we'd only done one thing because we're concerned about civil liberties. >> if you come out what looks to be an argument and you didn't use that power, you're dead politically in this country if you get attacked. >> chris, i worked 20 feet from the oval office for years and i saw the president the national security team grapple with a very real threat of attack. and the tools that are there that the nsa provided were important in thwarting some of those attacks. if we hadn't done it, then we would indeed have had more catastrophic kinds of attacks. i think people would have been outraged about it we have to be careful how we do that, and what the president suggested is that's why we have to have the involvement of all three branches of government. the answer is not to scrap the intelligence gathering that has demonstrably helped keep the american people safer. >> i don't like this. >> trisha: i'm not
CSPAN
Jul 28, 2013 10:00am EDT
of a defense appropriations bill. are you working on a similar proposal with democrats and republicans? quite i am definitely working democrats and republicans to overhaul this program to magically. there have been a number of discussions already. senators on both sides of the aisle. the discussions have accelerated sent that extraordinary house vote. we also have a quarter of the united states senate on record saying they are very interested in pursuing certainly the issues that are central to this debate. that is the reason we insisted on finally getting the answers. you are going to see a very strong and bipartisan effort in the senate to pick up on the work of the house and to fix a problem that i inc. in the sl intrudes on the privacy and liberties and millions of law-abiding americans. >> under what way would you do that? saidw dianne feinstein they are working on. i will not rule out any possibilities. depending on how the leadership might want to construct it, it is possible they would like to of thediscussion of some other issues and reserve and opportunity for us to raise our bulkrns
FOX Business
Jul 29, 2013 11:00am EDT
in the fox business right now. the securities and exchange commission and the defense rested their case in the trial of former goldman saks trader. the defense gas is expected to begin shortly, but, again, the prosecution, the fcc has now rested their case. i wanted to bring that breaking news to you right now. we'll keep you posted on how the trial progresses. me liz ha has done a lot of coverage on that one. there's this. treasury secretary jack lew hit the sunday talk show circuit over the weekend standing behind the president on the debate getting republican lawmakers an ultimate may tum ahead of what could be an 11th hour debt show down. >> the president made it clear we cannot negotiate whether or not the president of the united states would default. it was a mistake in 2011 to have the debate. it hurt the economy. i think congress knows they have to deal with this. cheryl: let's bring in the financial ted parrish and fox business' charles payne, and, charles, you know, basically, going back and saying that, you know, there's not going to be no debate, this this is going to be eit
FOX News
Jul 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
viable defenses, what could he face what penalties could it carry as well? >> reporter: of course aiding the enemy is the most serious of charges he faces and for that he could get life in prison but there are a variety of other charges that could land him in jail for some time. manning also charged with eight charges under the espionage act, five theft charges, and two more of computer fraud. all of those federal charges. each one could get him up to 10 years in prison. on top of that there are five military counts of violating regulations punishable up to two years. manning chose to have a judge decide the case instead of a jury. it is entirely up to her now. the judge tentatively scheduled a sentencing hearing on wednesday. that could run for several weeks since each side has more than 20 potential witnesses. jamie. >> will be interesting to see if manning speaks on that. thanks so much. bill: support for anthony weiner dropping like a stone amid the latest fallout from his newest texting scandal. the former congressman held on to second place in the days after the latest story broke
PBS
Jul 25, 2013 6:00am PDT
to the gang rape that caused outrage in india and around the world. a defense lawyer said the verdict was delayed until august 5th because of a pending case at the supreme court that seeks to change the legal definition of a juvenile. the defendant was 17 at the time of the attack. he's being tried as a minor on charges including murder and rape. a 23-year-old woman died after she was gang raped and thrown out of a moving bus in new delhi in december. a total of six men are standing trial, but only one is a minor. the victim's father says he wants them all to receive the death penalty. if convicted, the juvenile defendant could be sent to a correctional facility for a maximum of three years. people across india have demanded a severe punishment for the defendant, regardless of his age. >>> militants in pakistan have attacked a heavily guarded facility of the country's powerful intelligence agency. the daring assault has left at least seven people dead and raised more concern about stability in the country. gunmen attacked a compound belonging to interservices intelligence in the south
LINKTV
Jul 24, 2013 5:30am PDT
. this is an explicit call for violence and what could turn into a civil war. we expect the minister of defense to be much more responsible than to call on more violence. how can we negotiate? how can there be dialogue right now? coup,has been a military a very bloody coup. there has been removal and disappearance of a democratically elected president. violence in the streets. over 200 people have been killed. media, closing of several and tv stations. there can be no dialogue until the violence stops and some of the demands are met. until the democratically elected these peaceful protests, thousands if not millions, they remain and continue to remain on the streets, until they are heard. >> rescuers in china are still trying to reach people affected by two powerful earthquakes. 90 people have been killed and hundreds of others injured. gansurthquake struck in province. hundreds of aftershocks and landslides are hampering the rescue operation. more than 30,000 people have been forced to leave their homes. -- these pictures show the extent of the damage in many rural areas. craig is following th
FOX News
Jul 30, 2013 8:00am PDT
bulger mob trial, the reputed crime boss is possibly going to take the stand in his own defense. will he? our legal panel takes up that case. plus is the other shoe about to drop in major league baseball's doping scandal? some big names who might soon see very lengthy suspensions. jenna: media reports swirling that suspensions for the yankees, a-rod, alex rodriguez and 14 other players caught up in a far reaching doping scandal could be handed down by major league baseball any minute now. apparently it seems that things are changing a little bit as we go further into this week. rick has the latest from the news rom -- room. rick: braun, the brewers star who agreed to sit out the rest of the season because of his connection to a clinic in south florida, this clinic suspected of giving players' performance enhancing drugs. there are a bunch of players with ties to the clinic and major league baseball has been investigating all of this for awhile now. biggest name you mentioned in the intro, a-rod, alex rodriguez, the yankees' slugger who at a time was considered to be one of the best, if
CSPAN
Jul 24, 2013 10:00am EDT
the constitution says they have to have a defense that we can't afford apparently? i met yesterday with maryland district court judges, about eight of them, and they raised this issue as one of critical importance and one of the judges, a reagan appointee, was obviously very animated at how we were undermining the very essence of the judicial system. surely no one on this floor intends to do that. at the defense department 650,000 vifflian workers are already -- civilian workers are already being furloughed two days a month. that's an effective cut and pay by 20%. the hardworking people whom we rely to maintain the national security of our country. on july 2 i visited with pax ian defense works from and talked with those who were forced to stay at home without pay. they were concerned about their family's finances but, mr. speaker, these hardworking and patriotic public servants were far more worried about support for our troops on the field on friday when many are forced to stay at home. they can't legally come to work and volunteer their time. the sequester is hurting morale and putting our na
CSPAN
Jul 31, 2013 10:00am EDT
. budgetary time of austerity, w.i.c. was included in the across-the-board cuts in defense and discretionary programs under sequester. snap was excluded because it's a entitlement like social security and medicare. but w.i.c. was included in the sequester because it is an sniment. as if the cuts in sequester weren't bad enough, the house agriculture appropriations bill now cuts the program even further by more than $500 million. the 7.3% cut to w.i.c. in this bill could result in over 200,000 pregnant mothers and infants losing nutritious food. even factoring in the reserve fund, 55,000 moms and kids will go without nutrition that they need. it is sad that the republican-controlled house of representatives is cutting vital health and development programs for pregnant and nursing mothers and their very young children, while at the same time they find billions of dollars to send overseas in a wasteful war in afghanistan. madam speaker, during my series of end hunger now speeches, there's been one unifying theme i believe puts us on the path to end hunger now. that theme is presidential leaders
CSPAN
Jul 28, 2013 7:00am EDT
this week for the defense appropriations bill. are you working on a similar proposal with democrats and republicans in the senate? working am definitely with democrats and republicans to overhaul this program dramatically. there have been a number of discussions already. senators on both sides of the aisle -- the discussions have certainly accelerated since that extraordinary house vote. thelready have a quarter of united states senate on record saying that they are very interested in pursuing the issues that are central about this debate. to answer your question, yes we are going to see a very strong and bipartisan effort in the senate to pick up the effort up that i think needlessly intrudes on the privacy and liberties of millions of law-abiding americans. newsmakers with senator ron wyden. we have a replay at 6 p.m. eastern. mike is hanging on from elizabeth, new jersey, an independent caller. is america becoming a defeatist nation? caller: no, but our government is defeating us. span had a video back in 2008. no one really listens to it. it is a pretty simple solution. one solu
CSPAN
Jul 31, 2013 1:00am EDT
. it included this state department ig and the apartment defense and cigar. i was involved in usa eight as said as well. also the fraud section at that time. many of those cases were invited to folks in my section. -- were involved in my section. i'm very familiar with that. >> super. in late march, the state department's oig notified the department it was start a special accountability review board process in order to determine the process. it also mentioned recommendations regarding aftermath of benghazi. i would love to hear you talk about how that work is progressing or if you are not there yet. in termsd be your hope of continuing that work and looking at that and how it can be made most helpful? >> i have no knowledge of that review. i have not been involved in it. i have not studied the underlying facts. i plan, if confirmed, taking a hard look at all pending matters . that is one of the pending matters. i have no judgments or conclusions yet. once i am able to review facts and documents, i will be in a better position to determine the next steps. >> i have no further questions. >> thank
CSPAN
Jul 29, 2013 1:35am EDT
the secularists. now, the military as well as other state institutions has been on the defensive. this new alignment may not be any more stable or lasting. it is also important to say the current alliance with the secular opposition is anti-brotherhood. it is not anti-islamist. the party supported the removal of morsi and has exerted its nfluence in the new transition by vetoing the cabinet choices. my second point is that we should really reserve judgment. this will put egypt on the path towards democracy or not. on the positive side of the ledger, the military is not exerting control directly but has put civilians out front. they put in place a cabinet. in addition to that, i would say another positive sign is hat the new transition roadmap puts the rewriting of the constitution before the holding of new parliamentary and presidential elections and this does correct a flaw in the first transition. the fact that they held this before the first time. they are dominating the process and is quitting others. on the negative side of the ledger, the way in which the democratic process was set a
Current
Jul 23, 2013 5:00pm PDT
this one thing to my own surprise in boehner's defense which is that even if he is for it, it may be a little bit early for him to tip his hand because that gives the opposition time to generate more opposition. but, it still will remain a huge question as to whether he will permit this to come to the floor. the sort of gossip or open secret in washington right now is that if he does and if it passes and if the republican base is as furious as everybody expects them to be, that might be the end of his speakership. he would have to make that decision, knowing that, you know, his days as speaker might be be numbered. >> john: the g.o.p.-led house as you know, has passed the fewest bills since they began keeping track of this back in 1947. so, michael, what does it say about john boehner's leadership when he qualified his party's inaction by saying it is not how many laws you pass but by how many you repeal. they're only working nine days the entire month of september. >> absolutely shocking statement and actually, my column that will be up tomorrow morning on the "daily beast" is ab
PBS
Jul 23, 2013 5:30pm PDT
analyst at the defense intelligence agency, now at the washington institute for near east policy. and john mearsheimer, a west point graduate and former air force officer, now a professor at the university of chicago. we thank you both, gentlemen, for being with us. jeffrey white, to you first. do you get a sense from reading this letter sent by general dempsey of what the obama administration is likely to do? >> i think we're going to see a small-scale commitment of military resources to support the rebels. nothing large, nothing too lethal. small arms and ammunition. maybe not even antitank weapons. my sense is that is a, you know, a slow movement towards a potentially greater commitment but nothing really dramatic in the way of arms. >> woodruff: small arms and ammunition. in fact, in this "washington post" story we just referenced, john mearsheimer, says that's already what's been approved. what more do you see the administration prepared to do? >> i don't think the administration is prepared to do anything else. it's very clear from general dempsey's letter that the pentagon is oppose
PBS
Jul 25, 2013 11:00pm PDT
regime. if, hamas instantly, hamas had been empowered and not on the defensive they may be more prepared time to give time to mess sin because they don't know where to go with the new regime in egypt is uncomfortable, so that is one obvious example. second, i think whatever happens in egypt, there is no going back to the number rec days and the relationship between egypt and israel so i see rails have every incentive to revalidate that relationship with egypt. at some point they are desperate for a close relationship because that is part of their regional security strategy. >> rose: i will leave you with the last question. do we need the secretary of state to be driving this, you know, with the president standing by? >> i think the key is something you put your finger on. a, there has to be a manifestation of american engagement and political commitment. b, it doesn't have to be the president in the lead role. if you look at who was most successful historically, presidents didn't play the main role, it was secretary kissinger rather than president -- >> baker rather than president bush.
FOX Business
Jul 27, 2013 4:00am EDT
haseservations. other lawmakers drafted amendments to a pending defense authorization bill aimed at forcing the administration to set here to the war powers act and not deploy u.s. troops absent congressional authorization. minority whip of maryland told fox news that that would not cause great problems for the white house, but other democrats demanded more and put. >> give us a vote. that estimate. let as meet our responsibility. there will be men and women that will go into harm's way, stumble ahead because we did not stand up and take responsibility. >> the house top republican offered only ter support for the administration's anti program. >> i tnk their effort to help the right set of rebels is in our nation's best interest. >> beyond fears of the u.s. waiting into another mideast war lawmakers expressed concern that weapons could fall into the hand of syrian rebels. still others on the right voiced fears that the administration is doing too little too late to make a difference. lou: also on capitol hill lawmakers ramping up pressure on house leaders to allow a vote on legislation that
MSNBC
Jul 28, 2013 4:00am PDT
. should the united states be primarily concerned with its own defense? do we have to be careful we don't get invaded and two days later say somebody says if we'd only done one thing, but we didn't do it because we're concerned about civil liberties? >> are you asking me? >> i'm asking david. if you come out, what looks like to be an argument and you didn't use that power, you're dead politically in this country if you get attacked. >> chris, i worked 20 feet from the oval office for years and i saw the president, the national security team grapple with a very real threat of attack. and the tools that are there that the nsa provided were important in thwarting some of those attacks. if we hadn't done it, then we would indeed have had more catastrophic kinds of attacks. i think people would have been outraged about it, but i think carly is right. we do have to be careful how we do that. and what the president suggested is that's why we have to have the involvement of all three branches of government. the answer is not to scrap the intelligence gathering that has demonstrably helped keep
CSPAN
Jul 27, 2013 10:00am EDT
manhattan. was on trial for the murder of a woman named elmer stands. mr weeks's defense attorneys were aaron burr and alexander hamilton. kind of interesting. really was remarkable trial that took place as the country was coming into being and to have these two rivals as your defense attorney. and won't give away the ending of the trial or the book itself. remarkable book as well. so far that is the book, books i am presently reading. >> let us know what you are reading this summer, tweet us at booktv. post it on our facebook page or send us an e-mail at booktv@c-span.org. >> the first problem with conventional ways of explaining secularization has to do with the historical time line. secularization has been understood by most great modern thinkers and for that matter plenty of mediocre ones as a process in which religion slowly but surely vanishes from the earth or it least it's more sophisticated precinct. as people become more educated and prosperous the collective story goes, the same people come to find themselves more skeptical of religion's premises. they find themselves less ne
CNN
Jul 31, 2013 1:00pm PDT
. another line of defense is they scoop up tons but it's okay because they have a lot of rules about it. second there are questions about whether there have ever been any violation. with today's declassified information, can you shed any light on what these violations on americans' privacy were? >> i can't get into those details, but again i will try to add some context. first, those violations at the intelligence community were violations of court orders, jake. so when you hear something say there aren't any violations we point to that one specifically. in my view didn't fully portrayed the extend of the problems. >>> all right. senator ron wyden, we've been talking about this issue for weeks, we've wanted you as a guest, and we'll continue to try to get you on the show -- >> we'll do it again. >> thank you, senator. >>> coming up, move over joe camel. energy drinks are being accused of intentionally marketing to children. is this stuff even safe for your kids to drink. >>> later, have you had your daily dose of propaganda today? no? you might want to start fol
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